Jeff Tyler is a reporter for Marketplace’s Los Angeles bureau and reports on issues related to immigration and Latin America. Tyler began his career at Marketplace producing and editing stories and in 2000 his desire to report allowed him to move to the other side of the microphone becoming a foreign correspondent for the program. Tyler admits that working for Marketplace has given him a crash course in world economics. His work has taken him from Argentina and Brazil to Indonesia and Pakistan. A California native, Tyler is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. After college, he worked for a travel guide company, writing a guide for Honduras and editing a travel guide for Mexico.

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Features by Jeff Tyler

Health insurance industry healthier than predicted

Parts of President Obama's health care reform have already been implemented without causing the expected fiscal fallout.
Posted In: Obama-care, Affordable Care Act, health insurance

Sprint Nextel to get a $20 billion lifeline

Softbank, Japan’s No. 3 mobile phone network, agrees to buy a majority stake in Sprint, in a bold bid to take on giants AT&T and Verizon.
Posted In: Softbank, Sprint, Japan, Mergers and Acquisitions

Lack of photo ID triggers financial penalty

Thousands of Americans face economic challenges because, through no fault of their own, they are unable to secure a photo ID.
Posted In: photo ID, Voter ID, 2012 election

Obama administration targets Latino street gang MS-13

The MS-13 gang that started as a local street gang in El Salvador will now be designated a transnational criminal organization. That means the U.S. Treasury Dept. can target its financial assets.
Posted In: MS-13, El Salvador, street gangs

At time of joblessness, some jobs go begging

Hundreds of thousands of well-paid jobs in manufacturing are left empty because many people lack the skills to fill positions as machinists or welders.
Posted In: welder, manufacturing, skilled labor

New Bluebird prepaid card is alternative to checking accounts

Walmart and American Express have teamed up to offer the new Bluebird card. They say it should help people avoid the high fees on checking accounts and debit cards.
Posted In: Walmart, prepaid cards, american express

29 million middle-class jobs that don't require a B.A.

Researchers find more jobs than expected that pay between $35,000 and $72,000 without a university degree.
Posted In: bachelor's degree, university, middle-class

Longer loans allow consumers to stretch their budgets

Six and seven-year car loans are increasingly popular, though they come at a higher price over the long term.
Posted In: auto loan, car loan, Mustang

Longer loans boost car sales

Cheap credit is boosting car sales. But more buyers are taking loans of up to seven years. Monthly payments are lower; the total cost is higher.
Posted In: car loan, interest payments, auto loans, Money Matters

Mexican activists call for change in U.S. gun industry

Relatives of victims murdered in Mexico travel the U.S. to persuade gun dealers to stop selling assault weapons.
Posted In: Mexico, guns, cartels

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